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January 19th, 2014


Kamusta OYFAM!

Get excited for this semester's Big/Little Week! We've been planning a whole week's worth of fun events for you guys, so come and hang out with your bigs, littles and families with us! 

Here's a list of events for BIG/LITTLE WEEK 2.0 (mark your calendars):
--Sunday Jan 26Cultural Potluck 7pm @ Ern Commons: 
COME FOR FREE FOOD! If you like to cook and would like to bring something, fill out this form
--Monday Jan 27Café OYFA 9pm @ Clark 108: 
Having trouble finding a place to study? Come to Clark 108 with your fellow OYFANS! We'll have an entire auditorium for ourselves and coffee/refreshments will be provided!

--Tuesday Jan 28Hibachi Grill Buffet Dinner 7pm
Bring your student IDs for a discount! (Rides will be provided)
--Wednesday Jan 29Movie Night 9pm @ Runk Green Room: We'll be watching Toy Story 3, so bring your friends and de-stress for a mid-week break!

--Thursday Jan 30Zumba Night 7PM - Location TBD: 
Haven't had a chance to visit the gym lately? We'll be holding a Zumba class taught by certified Zumba instructor & OYFA membership chair, Andrea Valdez! Wear comfortable shoes & attire!

--Friday Jan 31Family Food Fest - Location TBD: 
Do you like food? Do you like competitions? Do you like competitions with food? Come swing by for some food-filled excitement hosted by our very own PR committee!

--Sat Feb 1Girls/Guys Sleepover - Location TBD:
Cap off a long week with the guys and girls of OYFA. We'll be splitting up into two apartments by gender for a sleepover!
Girls: come ready for a night of chick flicks, games, and bonding! Bring your munchies! 
Guys: just come. We'll do stuff. 
It's going to be as fun as THIS.

Last but not least, we'll be resuming our weekly membership dinners beginning THIS TUESDAY, January 21st @ Newcomb Dining hall @ 6PM! Hope to see you guys there!


Barrio Countdown: 68 DAYS
Not sure what dance you are in for Barrio? Check This Out
Please let US or the CHOREOGRAPHER know if you CAN'T participate ASAP.
There are also other ways to participate in Barrio!
 Sign up for a committee here!
Check your e-mails for practice dates, times, and locations!
Eat, Pray, Barrio
Culture (Leangelo and Kristine)


What's up everyone! 

We have about a month until the Winter Classic! If you still want to join, sign up below.  We will be holding weekly practices on Fridays.  The Winter Classic will be on Saturday February 22.  Get excited!
Also, starting next Sunday (Jan 26th), we will start our IM season.  Basketball will be at 5:30, and volleyball will be at 9:30, both on Sundays.  Look out for more info :)


Hey OYFAm!

While we simply hope your semester has kicked off nicely, we can say for a fact that it will only get better from here! D7 has a promising future with the D7 Football Invitational coming up, as well as culture night season and National Conference!
The D7 Football Invitational will be held at Virginia Tech on February 22nd and you can ~*~FIND~*~ out more about it on the Facebook event page HERE! Sports will be hosting football practices soon, so if you're interested at all, come out and play! As the date approaches, we'll hit you all with more info about the weekend!
If anyone is interested in helping to plan Conference this year, let Jor or me know, and we can let you know all the positions that we need filled! It would be great to have UVA help out with this national collaboration!
Finally, as January's SFAS theme is Culture Nights, be sure to attend your Barrio practices, so that you can help make our culture night the best one EVER!
Love and D7,
Jor(jvt2de) and Jasmine(jap8ew)


Greetings OYFAm!

FIRST YEARS! Want FREE MONEY? Well, keep a lookout for the release of the OYFA Excellence Scholarship Application coming up very soon! Each year, this prestigious scholarship goes out to one outstanding 1st Year OYFAn who has shown high dedication to academics and involvement in the OYFA, A/APA, and greater UVA community. More details to come soon!
Also, the AAPAAN Jack T. Chen Memorial Scholarship for $750 is due Jan 31st. If you are interested, click on this link and apply!
Much love,
Sexy Scholarship, Arnel & Glenn

General Announcements

Project Inspire
Project Inspire is the 
first dance mentorship program on grounds. This volunteer organization works with Venable elementary school students to promote interactive learning through hip hop dance and step. We are an organization made up of representatives from some of the hottest dance organizations on grounds including: X-tasee Dance Crew, S.I.U, and AkadeMiX. Whether you are a dancer, choreographer, or just love to move Project Inspire is the place for you. Be sure to like our facebook page!


Want to help first years transition to UVA? Like giving people advice? Apply to be a Peer Advising Family Network (PAFN) advisor for the 2014-2015 school year! PAFN is a cultural organization that focuses on easing the transition of incoming students and preparing them for future college and career success through academic and professional development.Most of all, PAFN is fun and a great way to form relationships with new people at UVA! 

If you would like to apply to be an advisor for the 2014-2015 year, please attend one of the following mandatory information sessions:January 15th, 16th, and 20th @ Newcomb Kaleidoscope Room and January 21st @ Newcomb Commonwealth Room. All 4 info sessions are from 7-8PM. Advisor applications will be released January 22nd

Check out our Facebook page at Contact our co-chairs Olivia Szymanski (ogs6he) or Kristie Moy (kmm4ef) if you have any questions about the info sessions or application process! We look forward to seeing you. 

CAELC/ VISAS: Volunteers with International Students and Scholars

Enjoy flexible opportunities on Grounds: as little as 1 hour per week, 4 times throughout the semester, or as much as you want! With VISAS, you can make new friends from all over the world and gain valuable experience in cross-cultural communication and teaching ESL. No experience necessary- just enthusiasm! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until midnight Monday, Monday, January 27th. Apply On-Line Here. For more information visit our website at Or contact us at 

(UVa’s Center for American English Language and Culture)

Are you interested in meeting an intellectually diverse and interesting group of students who will challenge the way you think?
Would you like to, in turn, develop and share your views on what you’re passionate about, whether it’s history, philosophy, music, science, literature, or something completely different?
Join the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, the oldest organization on Grounds and one that has shaped the intellectual and personal development of Woodrow Wilson, Edgar Allan Poe, and a former Miss America.
All you have to do is interview.
Interviews will be a 30-45 minute discussion, focusing on the topics you indicate as interests. To expedite the process, you are welcome to fill out an interview card or submit contact information here.  Questions may be directed here.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Join our Facebook Event!

The Ladies of SIGMA PSI ZETA cordially invite you to our 
Jan 20-24
6-7:30PM @ Newcomb 481 (Runk Green Room Jan 23)
Join the sisters and find your inner goddess by learning about the sorority and enjoying free food!
Monday 1.20 Greetings from the Far East (GIM)
Come learn how to make onigiri and enjoy some authentic Japanese tea as you learn about the sisterhood!
Tuesday 1.21 Athena's Arts & Crafts
Create beautiful origami flowers to give back to the community and dazzling bracelets for yourself! Enjoy some FREE yummy wings and campus cookies.
Wednesday 1.22 Step in Style (Runk Green Room)
Learn an awesome step taught by Step it Up, UVA's very own step team.
Thursday 1.23 Trivia in Olympia (GIM)
Join us for an exciting trivia game over almond jelly dessert and food from Panda Garden while learning about the sisterhood.
Friday 1.24 Sigma Feast
Invite only: a fun evening of food cooked by the sisters with games, music and more!
*Watch our Rush video here! All rush events are FREE and NON BINDING. To be eligible for a bid, a rushee must attend at least 1 GIM and 3 other rush events. For more information:
*Rush Chairs Catherine Fu ( & Queena Jin (
*Visit our Website
*Find us on facebook
*Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. (SYZ) is a cultural, social, educational, and community service oriented sorority. SYZ is one of the largest and most distinguished Asian-interest sororities in the nation.

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Meet your officers & fellow JC members, new and old! FREE ONIGIRI!
If you are not a member you can join at the meeting and buy t-shirts~
 Get excited for what JC has in store for this spring semester!
Please keep an eye on our Facebook event for updates on our location.

Trivia Challenge 
Be the first to answer back with at least one correct answer to be the next featured OYFAN! But wait! If you answer back with both answers by the end of this week (midnight on Sunday), you will be entered into the Week In OYFA Raffle for a chance to win a prize at the next general meeting if you attend! Remember, the raffle is renewed every month so keep participating!

1. When and where is the Winter Classic?

2. I'm a Second Year and my roommates are Edric, Justin, Michael and Matt. Guess Hoo?

This week's Featured OYFAn is Emmanuel (Manny) Domingo!

Tell us a little about yourself! My name is Emmanuel Domingo and I am a first year at UVA. You might remember me as the boy with those hips at Global Expo.  I do my best to contribute as much of my time to OYFA since it is not only a club of interest but also a new, wonderful family to me.  Not only am I a proud member of OYFA and of my Igorot family, I am an AFROTC scholarship cadet on the track to achieving a major in Aerospace Engineering and becoming an officer in the armed forces.  Even though I may seem like a serious person, seeing how I am in ROTC, I'm actually quite the opposite.  I like to go with the flow and take every chance I can get to hang out with my OYFAmily.  If you're lucky enough, you may see me walking around with a Panda or Cat pillow pet and/or in my cat onesie! =^.^=

Favorite GIF?
Favorite OYFA memory? Hanging out with everyone during the Global Expo Practices

Answers to the previous trivia questions: 
1. Cultural Potluck/Cafe OYFA/Hibachi Dinner/Movie Night/Zumba Night/Family Food Fest/Girls & Bros Night
2. Eileen Chong

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